THE FIRST 36 YEARS OVER $1.8 MILLION IN COMMUNITY SERVICE
We want to thank you for your interest in the 37th ANNUAL HAMEL RODEO and take this opportunity to answer some often asked questions about the rodeo.
WHO PUTS ON THE HAMEL RODEO?
Volunteers from four community service, non-profit organizations produce the Hamel Rodeo. 100% of the proceeds go directly back to these community organizations. They are the Hamel Volunteer Fire Department, Hamel Lions Club, Heinzen-Ditter VFW Post, and the John Pohlker American Legion Post 394.
WHO GETS THE PROCEEDS THE RODEO GENERATES?
All the proceeds are shared equally by the four organizations named above. In the first 36 years over
$1.8 Million has been distributed in cash to these organizations for them to use as they see fit in community service. We have also raised over $46,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness through our TETWP nights.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PUT ON THE HAMEL RODEO?
The 2017 rodeo will cost over $300,000 to produce. A large share of that money is spent right here in our local community.
IS HAMEL RODEO REALLY A BIG RODEO, BECAUSE OTHER RODEOS SAY THEY ARE THE BIGGEST?
The Hamel Rodeo is the largest rodeo in the State of Minnesota on the basis of both total added money and total pay off. This year the contestants will take home approximately $120,000 to show for their efforts. This is why many of the top name contestants will always be found at the Hamel Rodeo.